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Samsung Chromebook 3: Cheaper, more productive alternative to a tablet

This Chromebook is perfect for someone who wants a lightweight, portable tablet-like machine that has a keyboard.

Review: Google Chromebook Pixel is an expensive curiosity

As an idea sprung from Google’s view of the future of technology, the Chromebook Pixel is intriguing, even intoxicating. But it’s hard to fathom how it works as a real-world product.

Digital Storm x17: It's a more portable gaming option

Digital Storm's x17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces. If you can plump your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which is more powerful, but costs $1974.

Review: Dell XPS 10 Tablet (32GB, keyboard bundle)

Dell's clever Windows 8 RT convertible tablet delivers sensational run time from its dual batteries, but performance feels sluggish.

Hands on with Chromebook Pixel: Google goes after the MacBook

With a Retina-class display and top-of-class build quality, the Chromebook Pixel is Google's answer to Apple's vaunted MacBook. But does the laptop's usefulness match its sky-high price tag?

Origin EON17-SLX review: blurring the line between desktop replacement and desktop

The EON17-SLX is a gaming powerhouse, but can we really still call it a laptop?

Asus VivoBook x202 review: a netbook with a touchscreen

This VivoBook occupies the no-man’s land between laptop and tablet. It looks like Asus is bringing the netbook back.

Review: Surface Pro is the world's best Windows tablet, but still can't close the deal

Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.

Vizio CT15-A4 Review: Performance and elegance in one slick package

The CT15-A4 is an impressive thin-and-light laptop with loads of style and performance. It's actually not all that light, but you'll like it just the same.

Acer Aspire V5 review: beauty and no brains

This sleek budget machine looks good but lacks performance muscle.

The 8 best laptops and Ultrabooks available today

Buy one for yourself, or give one away as a very generous gift. Either way, these are the mobile PC to beat this holiday season.

Best Products of 2012: PCs, Ultrabooks, and Hybrids

PCWorld editors select the best systems—desktops, laptops, and hybrid portables—of 2012.

Toshiba Satellite P845T-S4310 review: a little too bulky for the price

This laptop has nice speakers, a usable touchscreen, and some expensive-looking design elements. But it’s just too bulky and underwhelming (performance-wise) to justify the almost-$1000 price tag.